If you are denied entry to the United States, it could be for a variety of reasons. People aren’t necessarily flagged, but Canadian citizens can be denied entry to the United States for many different reasons, including things that have happened in Canada.
This is due to an information sharing act that was recently signed between the two countries. The United States has access to Canadian databases, and vice versa. This means that a criminal history or immigration violation in Canada can be seen by the United States, and the United States may deny you entry because of it.
Options for when you are denied entry to the United States
If you are denied entry to the United States, you do have options. There are United States waivers of inadmissibility available for people who are inadmissible to the United States for a variety of reasons, including having a criminal record in Canada.
For example, if you are inadmissible to the United States because you have a criminal record, you could apply for a waiver. When you apply for a waiver to overcome criminal inadmissibility, you must provide a lot of information to United States authorities regarding your case. The information involved in this process includes court records, RCMP records, a personal statement provided by yourself as well as character references and information about your life in Canada.
If you are concerned that you could be denied entry to the United States, or you have already been denied entry to the United States on a previous occasion, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. We can help you assess your situation, as well as help you apply for United States waivers if they are available for your situation.
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